Kiwanis Club Sponsors 2010 Annual Roadblock

Two members of the Delta Zeta Sorority, (l.to r.) Maggie Brunner and Lauren Simpson collected funds at the Kiwanis Roadblock for Kids

This year the various participants raised slightly in excess of $1,000 which was donated to the City of Richmond Parks and Recreation Department to support the annual Halloween event for children. The city had decided to do away with this event due to a budget shortfall, so the Kiwanis Club of Richmond stepped in to become a major sponsor of the annual Richmond Halloween Hoe Down which will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 23.

The Richmond Kiwanis Club is partnering with the Richmond Parks and Recreation Department to help support the inflatables, the hayride,a banner for this event, and posters for schools.

Other items required for this event will be Port O Potties, gourds for Pumpkin Painting, generators for food vendors, a sound system for the DJ booth, additional candy, advertising, and postage.

Kiwanian and Key Club volunteers will assist with the Dog Costume Contest, Pumpkin Face painting, Halloween Bingo, Pumpkin Bucket Game and Ghost Bean Bag Toss.

Assisting with the 2010 Roadblock for Kids fundraiser were the Delta Zeta Sorority (a philanthropic sorority at Eastern Kentucky University), and the Model School Key Club. Both have been long time supporters to Kiwanis fundraisers and projects.

Also participating in the 2010 Roadblock for Kids fundraiser this year were five Eastern Kentucky University exchange students from the Liaoning University of Technology in Jinzhou, China.

The names of the young people who assisted in the fundraiser may be found with their photographs.

Three members of the Model School Key Club pose before they work at the annual Kiwanis Roadblock for Kids. They are (l.to r.) Drew Dison, Allia Vaez, and Amy Dong, President of the Key Club.

Maggie Brunner and Lauren Simpson collect funds at the Kiwanis Roadblock for Kids. Both are members of the Delta Zeta Sorority.

"Vicki" Zhu Xiaoyan, an EKU Chinese exchange student, helped collect funds at the 2010 Kiwanis Roadblock for Kids.

"Jack" Zhou Yi, an EKU EELI student, helps collect funds at the annual Kiwanis Roadblock for Kids.

Two members of the Delta Zeta Sorority pose before they work at the annual Kiwanis Roadblock for Kids. They are (l.to r.) Lauren Simpson, Maggie Brunner, Nicolette Catlett and Callie Edrington.

Kelli Stapp, a member of Delta Zeta Sorority at EKU (foreground) and Kiwanian Amanda Stepp collect contributions for kids on Lancaster Road

Three Chinese students who worked the Kiwanis Roadblock for Kids were (l. to r.) "Vicki" Zhu Xiaoyan, "Michael"Yue Ma, and "Xi Xi" Xiong Xi.

Also collecting for the Kiwanis Roadblock for Kids in the foreground was "Daisy" Peng Sui, a Chinese exchange student attending Eastern Kentucky University. Collecting funds in the background was Kiwanis President and Roadblock Chairman David Harkleroad.

Beth Thompson (left) and Dr. Morris Taylor, count the contributions made during the Roadblock for Kids

Vickie Damrel counts coins contributed to the Roadblock for Kids as her grandchildren watch the count.


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